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When Babies Read
     

When Babies Read

by Audra Jensen, Peter Steen Jensen (Foreword by)
 

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Audra Jensen' son began reading when he was only two years old. She shares her experiences - both the challenges and joys - of raising a child with autism and hyperlexia - an early and obsessive interest in the written word associated with social deficits and significant difficulty in understanding verbal language.

The author stresses the importance of diagnosis

Overview

Audra Jensen' son began reading when he was only two years old. She shares her experiences - both the challenges and joys - of raising a child with autism and hyperlexia - an early and obsessive interest in the written word associated with social deficits and significant difficulty in understanding verbal language.

The author stresses the importance of diagnosis of the condition for successful implementation of effective teaching strategies and encouragement of more typical childhood development. As well as useful advice, this guide provides a comprehensive reading curriculum specially designed for young, challenged children to help promote their reading ability.

With practical suggestions on how to modify teaching and therapy programmes to suit a child's individual learning style, this practical guide will prove invaluable for parents of children with autism and hyperlexia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108030
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
08/08/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Audra Jensen is mother to a son with autism and hyperlexia, and to a bright and energetic daughter. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the director of Autism Behavioral Consulting in Vancouver and Portland. She is an author, social cognitive specialist as well as an attendee of the Michelle Garcia Winner's mentorship program in 2009.

Audra Jensen is mother to a son with autism and hyperlexia, and to a typical, bright, and energetic daughter. She lives near Seattle with her husband and family. Audra K. Jensen's background is in technical writing and graphic design. She is now undertaking a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education and plans to become a hyperlexia researcher and an autism specialist for the schools. She has been actively involved in the autism community and hopes to continue to educate parents and professionals on hyperlexia and its challenges and blessings.

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